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The Federal Emergency Management Agency continues to monitor the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as it relates to COVID-19. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the CDC is encouraging organizations to promote social distancing, hold meetings via videoconferencing, reduce non-essential travel, and adjust or postpone events and gatherings. We also continue to evaluate the local and national situation and will provide regular updates.

Students will be notified in advance concerning the status of their on-campus course offering.

We thank you for your understanding, and we invite you to visit our extensive catalog of Independent Study Courses as well as classroom courses available by virtual delivery.

L0363: Multi-Hazard Emergency Management for Higher Education

Course Goal:

To provide institutions of higher education with knowledge and planning strategies to better protect lives, property, and operations more effectively and efficiently within the context of comprehensive emergency management.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this training, participants should be able to:

  • Define comprehensive emergency management
  • Recognize the importance of an emergency planning as it relates to the unique needs of an Institution of Higher Education (IHE) and the functional capacities of an emergency management planning team
  • Identify hazards that present risks for IHEs and the impacts of those hazards
  • Identify the process and benefits of conducting a risk assessment
  • Create a partnership with internal and external stakeholders
  • Identify and assemble a planning team
  • Develop or revise a multi-hazard Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
  • Develop and implement a strategy for training and testing an EOP

Target Audience:

The primary audience for this 3-day training is personnel from institutions of higher education who have responsibilities for creating, reviewing, implementing, and exercising EOPs. This includes personnel with the direct responsibility for emergency management as well as other campus personnel who may serve as members of the planning team.

The people who need to be trained are those who traditionally have experience in response strategies vs. planning strategies, and who have minimal experience in emergency management planning for institutions of higher education.

Secondary audiences include:

  • Stakeholders from the surrounding community
  • Administrators
  • Faculty
  • Target Audience:

Course Length:

3-day course

Course Methodologies:

Highly interactive presentations and class exercises coupled with numerous individual and small-group practice activities will help ensure that participants develop a high level of mastery in the class, and will facilitate the transfer of the relevant skills and knowledge.


IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System

To Schedule A Course Offering:

If your institution is interested in hosting the L0363 class on your campus, contact Tina Hovermale ( for more information.

2021 Schedule:

2021 L0363 Schedule

Registration is handled by the host institution. If you are interested in a specific offering, contact Tina Hovermale at for contact information.

Links to Websites that will be useful and institutions proceed with the development of Emergency Operation Plans

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